About Systematic Review & GRADE Analysis Workshop 2022

The Australasian Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trials Network (AusCP-CTN) is conducting a 9-week interactive workshop which aims to enable the attendees to gain a comprehensive knowledge and practical experience in conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of efficacy of treatment, a clinimetric review of measures, and/or a review of diagnostic criteria for a clinical area. Meta-analysis and GRADE methods will be included in the training for a transparent approach to rating the certainty of evidence and developing healthcare recommendations.

Workshop Presenters: 

  • Professor Roslyn Boyd – Scientific Director QCPRRC, Faculty of Medicine, UQ
  • Dr Sue Brennan – Cochrane Australia, Monash University
  • Professor Robert Ware – Biostatistician, Clinical epidemiologist, Griffith University
  • Dr Leanne Sakzewski - Senior Lecturer, NHMRC ECR, QCPRRC, Faculty of Medicine, UQ
  • Mr Lars Eriksson – Librarian, UQ Herston Medical Library
  • Mr David Honeyman - Librarian, CHRC, Mater Research, UQ
  • Dr Andrea Burgess – Research Fellow and Occupational Therapist, QCPRRC, Faculty of Medicine, UQ

Workshop dates

The Systematic Review Workshop is highly interactive and will be conducted online via Zoom on Fridays 8.30am - 12.30pm for 9 weeks from Friday, 13 May 2022 - Friday 29 July 2022 with breaks in between for you to work on your search and drafting your review paper). See below for discussion topics for each week. 

Please note: For workshop effectiveness, please ensure you have access to your local library for a range of literature databases for your research/review topic. 

13 May 2022 - Week 1:
Introduction; Framing your question; PubMed, Cochrane
20 May 2022 - Week 2:
Confirming Review question/aims, Endnote, Measuring Quality for Reporting
27 May 2022 - Week 3:
PEDro, Web of Science, Database search (PROSPERO, PRISMA, CINAHL, EMBASE)
03 June 2022 - Week 4:
Biostatistics pt. 1 (RCTs, statistical inference, continuous outcomes & binary outcomes
10 June 2022 - Week 5:
Clinimetric Systematic Reviews; Biostatistics pt. 2 (measures of reproducibility)
17 June 2022 - Week 6:
Meta analysis  
BREAK June 24, July 1 and July 8 (due to school holidays)
15 July 2022 - Week 7:
GRADE Analysis 1
22 July 2022 - Week 8:
GRADE Analysis 2 
29 July 2022 - Week 9:
Clinical Practice Guidelines, Getting published

Payment & Registration - 

  • Registration for the full workshop (9 weeks) - please first submit your registration below with your research topic, and make payment HERE to secure your spot in the workshop.

Full Systematic Review Workshop Registration

  • Registration for GRADE Analysis sessions (weeks 7 & 8 only), please submit your payment here:

Payment for GRADE Analysis

Workshop Registration

Cost inc GST


– please select ‘Attendee’ in Create Booking


Students; UQ & Qld Health Staff; Member of AusCP-CTN

– please select ‘Student’ or ‘Staff’ in Create Booking


GRADE Analysis Only (15 & 22 July 2022)

- please select ‘Attendee’ in Create Booking, and proceed to payment with GRADE Analysis


 Please email  auscpnetwork@uq.edu.au to confirm your payment registration.